Colonel - Thank you for your amazing comment on my post! I am sure that being the daughter of a retired Marine (Sam Petriello, 6th Marine Division) helped me to arrive naturally at some of these strategies (and he will be so proud when I call him in the morning to read your comment to him over the phone). (I also have two nephews who graduated from the Air Force Academy.) It was also great to hear that these techniques are grounded in the Servant Leadership Model. I am sure that your daughter will develop strong classroom management as her experience increases, and if she puts these ideas to work, she WILL see results. The boys who spoke to my class did say that young, female teachers especially need to start off strong with firm rules and regulations in place or the tendency is to try and take advantage and see how much they can get away with. Please tell your daughter that if she needs any support during the year, I am only an email away! ~ Nancy
Sign up today for free teaching ideas, lesson plans, online activities, tips for your classroom, and much more.
Choose your grade range:
See a sample >